MENTION the word Daihatsu and you automatically think of a little puddle-jumper
It was one of those little planes that today we call a "puddle-jumper
," and we encountered such turbulence between Minneapolis and Evanston that I was really sick when I arrived!
No airline bailout bill was going to make it through their committees without taking care of the constituents back home, including every little puddle-jumper
company flying the Alaskan bush.
I was examining the port side of the engine, and the instructor was rounding the tail when we were interrupted by an airline pilot who came sauntering over to admire our little puddle-jumper
. He introduced himself as a former naval aviator who had flown the T-34B during his days as a student.
`But how the hell was I to know that one of your goddamned pilots was going to come swanning up the valley in his puddle-jumper
just in the middle of my blasting?'
THE flight from Rhodes takes less than half an hour and as the twin-engined puddle-jumper
trundles to a halt you may be wondering what you're doing here.
Nissan are today set to introduce a four-speed automatic transmission to their giant puddle-jumper
, the Terrano, pictured.
Initially in three-door guise and with a 1.6-litre engine tucked under the bonnet, this smart-looking puddle-jumper
quickly gained an eager fan club.
'lb reach this campus of creation, you must brave 90 miles of East Texas highway from Dallas, or hop on one of the four puddle-jumpers
that lands at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.
But down south they insist on designer puddle-jumpers
There has been a real explosion of puddle-jumpers
taking to our roads in recent years.